Are you competitive

I think some people think competition is a bad thing but it helps motivate me. On the walking4fun.com site, I like to work my way up to the top of the lists – they’ll create a list of walkers both in front of you and behind and you can watch your progress in relationship to those “neighbors”. Every time I work my way to a top of the list, I add more neighbors … Right now, I’m smack in the middle of the new list I created yesterday but I plan to move up!!

That’s me at #15, MaryJ just in case you’re walking the same trail. My stats since I began in February are below – overall I average 5.2 miles a day but that’s a little lower right now because I’ve been sick for 2 weeks. I did manage to get out 4 days last week and walked 3.5 – 4 miles but I’m hoping to be done with this crud and back to my normal mileage soon. 

667.5 miles

1,519,996 steps

8 thoughts on “Are you competitive

  1. Ruth

    I do that with my neighbours on walking4fun too. Right now I’m at the end of the trail, so I keep moving up the list as my neighbours ahead of me finish. Not so fun as they are hard to catch this close to the end.

  2. Penny G

    Competition with compassion. Not all people can do all things to the same level and people need to understand strengths and weaknesses. My daughters are not competitive athletes, but were great students and musicians. I explained that God gives different gifts to different people. I sadly used to try to do everything well. At 40 I was trying to learn graphic programming languages as well as 20 year olds that had studied the root languages in college. I was teased by one guy I worked with, but he later told me that he learned so much from me because I would pick up a reference book anytime I got stuck. Sadly I often spent 20 to 30 hours a week at home with my nose in a reference book. Competition needs understanding and perspective, luckily I taught my daughters much better than I actually lived. I don’t compete much today, but they compete and do it well.

  3. Julierose

    Pas Moi–not competitive at all–makes me nervous…just slog along at my own pace….my only competition is vs. “carbs”–not to eat them….lol hugs, Julierose

  4. Sara F

    I’m not very competitive but I do find that I keep an eye on my Fitbit friends to see if I’m at least close to keeping up with some of them. Got my 3 miles in this morning but we’ve had such high humidity and temps the past week that I haven’t gotten much walking in even in the morning. I need to stop being such a wimp and just get out there.

  5. Ronda

    I would say that I am somewhat competitive, but not super competitive. I am motivated to push myself when I see how far others have walked, and am motivated to make quilts similar to others I’ve seen. On the Walk4Fun site, on the list I am on, you are number 2 and I am number 6. I have been trying to catch you for some time now! I am doing good to stay ahead of number 7 ~ we have been neck in neck for weeks. When I got my yearly stats from the FitBit site, I was way ahead of the national average in miles walked for the year ~ so that motivated me to keep going.

  6. Tanya

    I just came over to copy a link to your blog when I find you’ve written a post about the very thing I was going to write about on mine! Yeah! Great minds think alike!

    A couple of weeks ago I noticed your side widget and went and registered for my own virtual hiking (but I chose the Pacific Crest Trail). I’m loving it! One question… How do you put the widget on your blog and do you have to renew the provided picture and data everyday or is that automatic? I’m having enough fun doing this myself but maybe it might be nice to have a blog record too…

    And no, normally I’m not competitive but I sure like pushing myself!

  7. Wendi

    MOLLY/MARY……I have a tracker and have my goal set at 10,000 steps a day. I have found that garage walking works well for me especially on very hot or windy, rainy days. I seldom get my 10,000 steps around the house. I like to listen to an audio book in the garage…..works for me as I don’t have a lovely place to walk like you do, but you might want to consider the garage if it’s too hot outside……

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